It’s Monday, the hardest day of the week for me and I wish I could just be wrapped up in this deliciously squishy and soft blanket.
Last week I finished the Purl Soho Fluffy Brioche Blanket for my soon to be goddaughter (they asked us over the weekend), Paige. You might remember getting a glimpse of her in her sibling sweater.
Here she is in all her teeny tiny glory. Those tiny feet just kill me!! She’s just so little and cute! And my husband and I are super excited to become her godparents. Okay, back to the blanket details…
Her Mom decided to do a ladybug theme for the nursery, so I wanted to do something red but I didn’t necessarily want to do red and black. So I went a little softer with my secondary yarn color choice because I knew this would be a blanket typically seen on the baby and I just felt like black would be too harsh.
I picked a bright red and a soft grey and white twisted yarn and I really love the fun effect it had. Plus, it made it super easy to memorize the four row stitch pattern because I switched between the two colors every two rows.
If you’re curious what the backside looked like, here it is. Or this could be the front…I really don’t know. The pattern starts with a wrong side wrong, so I probably could’ve started my color changes on different rows but I still like how it turned out. This is also my second time using the Bernat Softee Chunky yarn (the first was the heart blanket), a super bulky acrylic and I really like how soft it washes and dries. It has a lovely feel to it once you wash it. And this was much faster to do since I used size 15 needles. I’ve got another baby shower on the 30th and I’m thinking about whipping up a solid color version of this for our friends baby boy.
So do you have a go to baby blanket pattern? I’m always on the hunt for another one to add to my stash. Let me know!